No, this is not a cut scene from an episode of Star wars but indeed a video of the companies PORTL and StoryFile, which show their progress on their hologram technology.
For the first time in history, you can converse with a smart hologram broadcast in a human-sized projection machine and ask them anything, anywhere, anytime.
Each PORTL device is 2.1m high, 1.5m wide and 0.6m deep and can be plugged into a standard wall outlet. Anyone with a camera and a white background can hologram the machine. But as explained by the CEOs, devices can be equipped with the artificial intelligence technology of the company StoryFile and therefore go “much further”.
We can thus have a discussion with a fictional character:
(You) feel their presence, see their body language, see all their non-verbal cues. You feel like you spoke to this person even though they were not there.
Companies are promoting to museums, which could allow visitors to query a hologram of a historical figure. It would also be possible to record family messages of the deceased for your children, grandchildren and future generations.
1st l👀k at PORTL’s brand new museum quality, human sized, patent pending, 4k resolution, completely self contained, hologram projection machine. pic.twitter.com/8PUIplbgMo
– PORTL Hologram Company (@PORTLhologram) February 23, 2020
A little more and we can form a romantic relationship with a fawn hologram Blade Runner 2049.